Galvanized Buckets, Annuals, Climbing Vines, And Other Junk Garden Decor On The Deck

June 09, 2021

Photo of summer plants on and near the deck
I added a few dianthus to the end of the deck here, along with a sedum. The others came up from last year.  These dianthus are sold as 6 pack annuals but they are very hardy and survive several seasons even in Zone 3.

Now let's check out some deck planters!  There are links to more info on most of the annuals in the post.

(When you click on the bold Amazon, Old Sign Stencils or Dixie Belle Paint Company affiliate links you will be taken to the products I used for this project. If you order it does not change the price or service at all. As an Amazon Affiliate, Old Sign Stencils Affiliate or Dixie Belle Paint Affiliate, I earn from qualifying purchases.)

Photo of buckets, a barrel, and a railing planter with summer flowers
I haven't had a Mandevilla Vine for many years, but when I saw one in my sister in law's cart at Menard's I headed back to get one too!  I found an expandable Achla Designs Fleur-De-Lis 58-in Wrought Iron Garden Stake Trellis  on Amazon that fit my large scrub bucket!

I planted succulent plants in my coco liner deck railing planter.  
Photo of summer flowers on the deck
Here is the deck bench scene from back to front.

Photo of pink annuals planted in a horizontal barrel half
I moved this horizontal half barrel planter from the front of the deck to the back, and more sun.

Photo of buckets of annuals
In the top of the mop bucket is a Calliope Large Rose Mega Splash Geranium.  (The only blossom so far has been cut off.)  The bottom of the mop bucket is planted with two Diamond Frost Euphorbias, and the watering can is bursting with two annual White Baby's Breath plants.

Photo of a bucket with a spout planted with annuals
This bucket, with a spout, had a three plant combo that included a calibrachoa, a verbena, and a petunia in pink.  The calibrachoa did not make it through some of the colder daytime temps in May, or maybe was overwatered. They can be finicky when small. 

Menard's sells the combos for $6.99 - $7.99.

Photo of a bucket with a climbing vine
This bucket has two Wine Red Lofos vines.  This annual is new to me, and has not yet bloomed.

Photo of a red calibrachoa plant in a mop bucket
This mop bucket is planted with two Callie Dark Red Calibrachoa.

Photo of a Mezoo plant in a mop bucket
Another plant, new to me, is this Mezoo Trailing Red Dorotheanthus.

Mezoo is a succulent that has small red blooms.  This mop bucket only holds one 4" plant in between the mop rollers.

Photo of a lantana and a verbena in a mop bucket
This mop bucket has two plants, a Lanai Red Verbena, and a Yellow Lantana.

This is my first year for compact verbena! This one is Lanai Red Star.

Photo of lobelia planted in a painted & stenciled watering can
Besides Verbenas and Geraniums, I really love Techno Heat Dark Blue Lobelias.  They seem to be able to last the entire summer in bloom.

Photo of a deck junk garden vignette.
This area of the deck had been the rustic birdhouse zone, but this year I plopped a window screen against the lower railing and hung a metal star on it with monofilament fishing line.  

I also displayed a Dragon Wing Red Begonia bucket on an old stool, two old gas/oil cans, (one stenciled and one painted), and a chamber pot with red seed geraniums.

Photo of a deck junk garden vignette.
Oops, I forgot to show you some of my pulleys on the railing from my collection!

Photo of buckets of annuals on the deck.
The buckets on the bench add beauty and some privacy!

Photo of buckets of annuals in buckets on the deck
Thanks for visiting!

Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. What an explosion of color! Very lovely.

  2. I love old galvanized pieces and have several around my house and yard!


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